Category Archives: Announcements

R U Tough Enough? Philippines Challenge


Sign up at tough for a chance to win ₱250,000 and prove to your friends and family that you are the Toughest Pinoy!

You are eligible to sign up if you are above 18 years old and are a Philippines resident. To join, simply tell why you are the Toughest Pinoy before August 7, 2015 and you could be a finalist in R U Tough Enough? Philippines Challenge!

Shortlisted contestants will be contacted for a closed door audition where 10 tough individuals will be selected to compete for the title of the Toughest Pinoy and win P250,000.The 10 finalists will be challenged to an ultimate showdown at SM Megamall on September 5, 2015.

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Halo Summer Festival with John Lloyd Cruz


Welcome summer with JOHN LLOYD CRUZ at Cyberzone, The Annex on March 14!

Purchase at least P350 worth of Halo products from March 1 to 14. First 200 customers will get a chance to get the VIP pass to Halo’s Summer Festival and ONLY the first 50 will get the chance to have a photo with JLC!

Gates at the event will open at 2PM, first come, first served basis.

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Freeway Art Bag Design Contest


Freeway Art Bag Design Contest is back on its Year 3 and once again inviting all aspiring artists nationwide to showcase their creative skills! The past contest held last year was a huge hit with over 240 remarkable nationalistic-themed entries that poured in making two stand out and announced as grand winners: “Batok” by Elito Job Mirasol and “Tanglaw” by Felicidad Plata. This time, Freeway is looking for another batch of talented artists whose artwork will be featured in Freeway’s next line of art bags as part of its next National Artist Collectors Series 2015! Do you think you have the creative skills and the passion to express your ideas? It’s easy! Read the full mechanics below.

Step 1

Visit the Contest Mechanics page at or log on to your Facebook account and go to Freeway Facebook ( Click the Freeway Art Bag Contest Facebook App/tab to read full mechanics. Download the “Art Bag template” by clicking the link on the Full Mechanics.

Step 2

Using the Art Bag template, submit your artwork. Upload your entry via the Freeway Art Bag Contest Facebook App/tab. Applicant should submit an originally designed artwork that includes the elements of Nationalism, Filipino pride OR our country’s Art and Culture. It can be in traditional mediums such as oil, watercolor, charcoal, pen and ink or modern digital graphics. No actual artwork needs to be submitted, just a digital file or good quality photo of the artwork in the Art Bag template. Submission of entries will be accepted only until February 20 March 5, 2015 (EXTENDED!).

Step 3                                                                                                                

Wait for FREEWAY to upload your entry on to the Freeway Art Bag Contest Facebook App/Tab. Once uploaded, invite your friends to vote for your entry on the Facebook contest app. Voting ends on March 20, 2015 and is 20% of the criteria. You may have your artwork produced on Freeway bags with your name credited as the artist! Be creative and have fun!


There will be 2 grand winners. Each winner will receive Php 10,000 cash and  Php 10,000 worth Freeway Gift Certificates. The winning designs will also be put into production as part of Freeway’s National Artist Collector’s Series 2015 without remuneration on the winners together with the featured National Artist which has yet to be revealed.

SM Megamall: Catch Hi-5 Live!


Catch Hi-5 Live on November 7, 8 and 9! To watch the show, just present a single minimum purchase receipt worth Php2,500 from any SM Megamall shops and restaurants from November 3-9, 2014.

November 7

2PM & 4PM Event Center

November 8 & 9

2PMm 4PM & 6PM Mega Fashion Hall

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Catch Sarah G @ Unica Hija Fashion Show Trinoma


Catch #SarahGeronimo at the Unica Hija “It’s All About U” Fashion Show. It’s at the Activity Center on October 6, 2014, Monday


Meet and Greet, Pocket Concert, Fashion Showm, Sales/Display

Save the date, and see you there!

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Banana Peel: #SelfiewithJLC: Meet & Greet John Lloyd Cruz!


Get a chance to meet and greet Banana Peel’s very own Brand Ambassador John Lloyd Cruz!


  1. 1. Promo is open to all customers who avail of a single-receipt, minimum purchase worth Php300 of Banana Peel flip flops at Metro Department Store Market! Market! from August 27 to September 27, 2014 only.
  2. Qualified customers will have a chance to have their photo taken with John Lloyd Cruz at the #SelfieWithJLC: Meet & Greet John Lloyd Cruz! event on September 27, 2014 (3:00pm – 5:00pm) at the Market! Market! Activity Center.
  3. Only the first 250 customers to arrive at the event venue on September 27, 2014 and who have fulfilled the purchase requirement within the promo period will be allowed to take their photo with John Lloyd Cruz.
  4. Strictly one (1) receipt entitles only one (1) person to enter the event venue to have his/her photo taken with John Lloyd Cruz.
  5. Qualified customers who will be attending the event are required to wear Banana Peel flip flops. Failure to do so will disqualify the customer from entering the event venue on September 27, 2014.

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MyPhone My Art Competition


MyPhone presents My Art Competition—an inter-university competition that will challenge young Filipino artists to inspire and transform society through artworks that convey their singular vision and interpretation of Freedom. With compelling pieces on the theme Freedom, young artists will dare to break free from the different shackles that imprison the country.

  1. Eligibility
  2. The competition is open to enrolled college student members of Fine Arts organizations in universities nationwide. MA and PhD students are ineligible.
  3. Participants may only enter in teams of ten (10). The team must be composed of ten (10) outstanding artists in the field of oil painting.
  4. Participants are not necessarily Fine Arts majors.
  5. All the members of a team must come from the same university.
  6. Groups and organizations may send more than one team.
  7. All entries must be the students’ original works and not previously featured in any exhibition
  8. All members of the teams should be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Minors may be allowed to join the teams and submit their respective works provided that they submit a written consent from their respective parents/guardians allowing them to participate and submit their works.
  9. Entries
  10. A team is required to submit ten (10) entries, one (1) from every team member.
  11. Each entry must comply with the following requirements:
  12. The entry must be an oil painting.
  13. The entry must not be smaller than 4×5 feet and not bigger than 4×8 feet.

iii. The entry must be on canvas.

  1. The entry must be unframed.
  2. The entry must follow the theme FREEDOM.
  3. Entries must be submitted either online, through the MyPhone Presents My Art Competition website, or via snail mail and must comply with the following requirements:
  4. The team must submit its members’ entries as a collection, in sets of ten (10).
  5. Entries must be submitted in the form of photographs.

iii. The photographs must be unedited and taken in natural light.

  1. Each artwork must be in jpeg format, and must not exceed 2mb.
  2. Each entry must be accompanied with the following information: (1) name of artist, (2) year and course, (3) school, (4) scanned copy of a document that serves as proof of enrollment, (5) contact details, (6) title of artwork, (7) a brief description of the artwork, the inspiration behind it, and its relevance to the theme FREEDOM, (8) brief artist’s biography.
  3. Entries may be submitted through any of the following avenues:

Option 1: Via Email

-Interested parties may send their entries to this email address:

-Email’s subject must be: MyArt Competition (Name of School and Team)

Option 2: Via Snail Mail

-Interested parties may send their entries through snail mail to the following address: MyPhone Building, 2000 East Service Road, Bicutan, Paranaque City, Metro Manila. Tel 63 2 861 4077

-Entries should be compiled in a CD, and enclosed in a short brown envelope labeled with the following information:

My Art Competition

Name of School and Team

Contact Details

-The information requested in section c.iv should be in a Word document. This should be included in the CD as well as printed out.

  1. Once an entry is submitted, the participant is giving MyPhone the right to use the artwork in its communication materials.
  2. Myphone will not be held accountable for the loss of or any damage the artworks may incur.
  3. Each participant shall warrant that his/her respective artwork is his/her own creation and that he/she shall render MyPhone free and harmless from any damage or liability arising out of any suit or claim by third parties in connection with the artworks.
  4. Exhibit
  5. The finalists, the top (fifteen) 15 teams, will have their original artworks exhibited at the Green Sun.
  6. For a period of three (3) months, 5 teams will have their original artworks exhibited every month.
  7. On instances wherein the venue is reserved for special events, MyPhone reserves the right to temporarily remove the artworks from display.
  8. Judging and prizes
  9. Each entry will be judged according to the following criteria: artistry, skill, and faithfulness to the theme.
  10. Four (4) awards will be given:
  11. Best Artist: the individual with the highest score, not necessarily from the winning team
  12. Best University Art Club: the team whose members are able to acquire the best score

iii. People’s Choice: the individual voted as the People’s Choice through an winning team highest cumulative score online poll in the MyPhone Facebook page.

  1. The following prizes will be given:
  2. For the Best Artist: P100,000 and a MyPhone Infinity phone
  3. For the Best University Art Club: P200,000 and 10 MyPhone Aqua Rio

iii. For the People’s Choice: P50,000 and a MyPhone Aqua Rio phone

  1. Aside from the monetary reward, the artworks and names of the Best Artist and the Best University Art Club might be featured on MyPhone billboards and MyPhone product packaging.
  2. Trophy
  3. Deadline and schedule
  4. Entries will be received through the website from September 1, 2014 until October 10, 2014.
  5. The fifteen (15) team finalists will be announced on October 1, 2014.
  6. The fifteen (15) team finalists will, in turns, have their original artworks exhibited at the Green Sun from October 15 to December 10, 2014.
  7. The winners will be announced on December 11, 2014.

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Y.O.T. Watch Meet and Greet Daniel Padilla @ Trinoma


Wanna meet and greet Daniel Padilla? Y.O.T. will make it happen!

1) All customers who will purchase a watch on the day of the event will get a chance to meet Daniel Padilla.

2) Those who have an existing Y.O.T. watch will get a chance to meet Daniel Padilla.

3) Those who have just purchased a watch and have an existing Y.O.T watch will be given stubs which can be claimed from the event area. Two colors of stubs will be issued to differentiate those who have just purchased on the day of the event with those who have an existing Y.O.T watch.

4) Fans who have just have purchased during the day will get a special treatment because they will be the first ones to meet Daniel Padilla.

5) The meet and greet is a first come first served basis.

Date: August 29, 2014

Location: Trinoma Cinema Lobby, Level 4

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FREE MUSEUM DAY @ Ayala Museum


Over the past week, fine art and history destination Ayala Museum released an announcement through its social media channels stating, ‘July 19 could be the most inspiring day of your life.’

The teaser enumerated the brands Fully Booked, Uniqlo, Power Mac Center and a lineup of musical acts including Manila Symphony Orchestra and bands under the Terno Recordings label as its event partners for said date.

Already piquing the curiosity of hundreds of its online followers, Ayala Museum finally announces that it will officially launch its new campaign, Inspire Every Day on July 19, 2014.

“Inspire Every Day are words we live by in Ayala Museum”, says Mariles Gustilo, Director of Ayala Museum & Senior Director for Arts & Culture of Ayala Foundation.  “Through our programs & facilities, we strive daily to instill our visitors with a sense of wonder, creativity and pride in being Filipino. Inspire Every Day is also a worldview. It is an invitation to inspire others each day, in no matter how small a way, so the world will be a better place.”

To launch the campaign, admission on July 19 will be free of charge for guests to view the museum’s permanent and ongoing special exhibitions, as well as to booths showcasing the Filipinas Heritage Library’s and Museum Shop’s offerings. Its like-minded partner brands will also set up “inspire stations” to engage guests in creative activities using books, fashion, and technology.

Impromptu musical performances will be held by the following artists throughout the day at various locations within the museum:

  • Up Dharma Down
  • Manila Symphony Orchestra (Quintet)
  • Children of the Pilgrimage
  • Hidden Nikki
  • Yolanda Moon
  • Maude

To acquire tickets, guests will be asked to line up at Ayala Museum and register upon arrival on the day of the event.

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The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, or TOYCON as it’s more widely-known, is Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for collectibles, toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections. The convention has been ongoing since 2002 so it is now on its 13th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.

This year’s TOYCON will highlight the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ caped Crusader, Batman with a huge Batman display area, a life size Batpod, a kids’ activity area, exciting new Batman merchandise, and a gallery of art and collectibles of the Dark Knight Detective.

Also catch the Samurai X fever as Warner Brothers previews the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film trilogy Parts II and III with a display of original costumes from the sensational Japanese hit movie.

Get ready to be blown into space with Marvel’s latest epic movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy, with awesome displays, sneak peeks at the movie’s trailers and behind-the-scenes, special fan activities, and the Marvel roster of superstar artists like Leinil Yu, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Roy Allan Martinez and Kim Jacinto.

The TOYCON also gives you the biggest gathering of toy collections with the following prominent toy exhibits – The G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary exhibit, Philippine Lego Users Group exhibit, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community.

Date: June 20-21-22, 2014

Venue: Megatrade Halls 1-2-3, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City

Ticket Price: P130 per day

Buy your tickets in advance via SM Tickets. (til June 19 only) or buy tickets at the event gate (June 20-22)

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